Rupert Murdoch on Scientology: 'Something creepy, maybe even evil'

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Like practically everyone else in the world, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch offered an opinion on the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce announcement on Twitter over the weekend. “Scientology back in news,” Murdoch tweeted. “Very weird cult, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in hierarchy.”

Murdoch then expanded, “Watch Katie Holmes and Scientology story develop. Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people.”

He’s referring to the fact that many reports state that Cruise’s Scientology beliefs were a major reason Holmes filed for divorce. An hour after Murdoch shared his Scientology fears, he tweeted, “Since Scientology tweet hundreds of attacks. Expect they will increase and get worse and maybe threatening. Still stick to my story.”

Besides musings on TomKat, Murdoch also weighed in yesterday on presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney — and he wasn’t impressed. “Met Romney last week. Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful,” and “When is Romney going to look like a challenger? Seems to play everything safe, make no news except burn off Hispanics.”

Just a few moments prior to press time, Murdoch explained his Romney criticisms, “Romney people upset at me! Of course I want him to win, save us from socialism, etc but should listen to good advice and get stuck in!”

Sharing opinions and making enemies — just another weekend for the 81-year-old media mogul.

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